London, England’s exciting capital is well worth a visit. One of the world's most visited cities, London has something for everyone from history and culture to fine food and unique pubs. Drenched in history, the city's buildings are unique and a great many of them to explore – the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben – are instantly recognisable landmarks. There are modern buildings too (the Shard, the Tate Modern, the Sky Garden). Be sure to wander around the West End, Notting Hill for boutique shopping, visit charming pubs, leafy suburbs and the riverbanks. It’s such a diverse city with many sights to see.View our London travel guide
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When to visit
The best time to visit London is March through May when the temperatures are mild and the city's parks are green and blooming. In the spring, you’ll enjoy longer daylight hours and mild weather, with temperatures averaging 11° to 15°C. Summer is a great time to visit to make the most of beer gardens, music festivals, outdoor cinemas and many great outdoor activities worth experiencing. Temperatures average 18°C and can go above 30°C. Autumn (September to November) is a lovely time of year to visit London, as the weather is mild, 11° to 15°C. London is cold in winter, average temperatures of between 2 and 6°C, perfect to enjoy the Christmas lights, stunning window displays in stores and winter festivals.
What is the main airport called?
Gatwick Airport (LGW)Opens external site in a new window. Also known as London Gatwick, is a major international airport near Crawley, West Sussex, England, 46 km south of Central London. It is the second-busiest airport in the UK, after Heathrow Airport.
Arriving in London Gatwick
The helpful staff at Gatwick Airport will be waiting to greet you when you land and assist with your needs. Once you collect your bags from the arrivals area, there are various transport options available to get you on your way.
Getting into London from London Gatwick Airport
Getting into Central London from London Gatwick Airport is easy, with many transport options available. The Gatwick Express non-stop train service is the fastest way to transfer from Gatwick Airport and Victoria station. Trains operate every 15 minutes and take just 30 minutes. National Express coach services provide direct services to London Victoria. EasyBus is a low-cost airport transfer to London, taking around 1 hour. Enjoy a relaxing ride in a London black cab or book a taxi from Gatwick. If you choose to rent a car, it’s possible to drive to your chosen London location. Uber and ride share services are also available.
Getting around London
Getting around London is easy, with multiple modes of transport options to suit your needs. Using an Oyster travel smartcard is the easiest way to travel around the city’s public transport network. You can use it to travel on the tube, buses, DLR, river bus service, London Overground and most national rail services in London. Travelling by river is a great way to get around London on the Uber Boat by Thames Clippers and River Thames boat service. You'll beat the traffic and enjoy fantastic views of London along the way. Walking is a free and environmentally friendly way to get around London. Beat the traffic and soak in the views on the best London walks. From iconic London black cabs to local minicabs, it’s easy to travel around London by taxi. You can hire a bike from London’s public bicycle hire scheme or jump in an Uber to get around town.